Social Worker Senior/UKHC

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Social Worker Senior/UKHC

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Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Physical Requirements:

Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds, or standing/walking for long periods of time


Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm and additional hours as necessary based upon crisis situations

Job Summary:

The Social Worker Senior/UKHC position serves as a member of the Pediatrics healthcare team to enhance support for patients, families, providers and staff in the Adolescent Medicine/YPP clinics. The Social Worker role in Pediatrics is critical to ensuring our patients and families have the necessary medical and financial resources available to them and for ensuring all children have access and parental/guardian support to help them thrive. This person will work closely with DCBS on medical neglect and suspected abuse referrals. The Social Worker Senior takes the lead role in these referrals to ensure we maintain the appropriate level of documentation, actively work case plans in collaboration with DCBS and other agencies, and respond appropriately to investigate any concerns in a timely fashion.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Ability to work in an electronic health record; computer skills

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 2/14/2021
Application Due: 2/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time